LISTEN to I Hate Music  Full Album Stream via NPR
The New Album Released 19th August via Merge
I Hate Music
Release Date: 19th August 2013
Label: Merge
Format: CD/LP/DL
01. Overflows
03. Void
04. Staying Home
05. Low F
06. Trees of Barcelona
07. Breaking Down
08. Out of the Sun
09. Your Theme
10. FOH
11. What Can We Do
"ultimately the album stands in euphoric, unrepentant denial of it's own title" Mojo 

"Impassioned, sparking with energy and absurdly bouncy, it's a reminder of everything the North Carolina quartet did well - full-throttle drive, fizzing, Catherine wheel-melodies and buzz-saw riffs…." Uncut

Superchunk will release I Hate Music, their tenth studio album, on 19th August. 
The band head to the UK for a headline London show on 3rd December @ The Electric Ballroom (with Girls Against Boys supporting) alongside a performance at ATP's End of An Era Part 2 (29th Nov - 1st Dec) curated by Loop & ATP.
Dates at a glance are: 
29-Nov -
01-Dec UK Camber Sands ATP: End Of An Era Part 2 BUY TICKETS
03-Dec UK London Electric Ballroom BUY TICKETS
w/ Girls Against Boys
After taking nearly a decade off following the release of Here’s to Shutting Up, Mac, Laura, Jon, and Jim decided to shout it out again in 2010 with Majesty Shredding, an album perfectly described by its own title. It’s a celebratory set of whoa-whoa-whoas from a group so thrilled by making music together again that they can’t contain themselves.
I Hate Music, is Majesty’s dark twin. It’s similarly aggressive—often moreso (see “Staying Home”)—and every bit as energetic. It reflects the joys of a life spent immersed in music (“Me & You & Jackie Mittoo,” “Trees of Barcelona”), but there’s a dark undercurrent as well. That title isn’t tongue-in-cheek, but it’s really more a question than a statement: When you’re 20, lazy co-workers and romantic missteps number among your biggest worries; two decades later, life’s bigger questions knock louder and louder, demanding answers.
I Hate Music is an album about love more than anything else: love of life, love of living, love of people, and yeah, love of music. It defies its own title so completely and diligently that it never even seems like a fair fight: There’s no pain this deep or yearning this severe without the type of love earned over a lifetime. “I hate music – what is it worth? / Can’t bring anyone back to this earth” goes the first line in “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo.” That song and its ten companions can’t relive the past or resurrect those lost, but they can keep them close enough to see and hear and celebrate. It’s dark in here, but if we conjure the right words and sounds, maybe we’ll find our way out.
Superchunk’s I Hate Music will be available on CD, LP, deluxe LP, and digital. The limited-edition deluxe LP will be pressed on colored vinyl and include a bonus 7-inch containing two non-album tracks, along with an I Hate Music stencil. Both the standard and deluxe LPs will be issued on 150-gram vinyl and feature a die-cut sleeve.
All pre-orders will come with an I Hate Music poster, the first 200 of which will be signed by the band.
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